Keystone Media Awards – Professional

Keystone Media Awards – Professional




Harrisburg, PA


Teresa Shaak




Keystone Media Awards

The Keystone Media Awards reinforce excellence by individuals in the news media profession, by recognizing journalism that consistently provides relevance, integrity, and initiative in serving readers and audiences, and faithfully fulfills its First Amendment rights/responsibilities. Further, the Keystone Media Awards stimulate journalists to improve their craft and ultimately improve their community.

Beginning in 2020, the Keystone Press Awards and the PAPME News Excellence Awards have been merged to create the Keystone Media Awards, featuring categories from both contests as well as the AP Broadcast Awards.  All entries must be submitted through the Keystone Media Awards online contest system.

Congratulations to the 2020 Keystone Media Award winners!

Results of the 2020 Keystone Media Awards are in, and hundreds of outstanding journalists are being recognized for their efforts. Listings of all winners, including Sweepstakes and special awards recipients, can be viewed on the Keystone Winners page.  Earlier this year, more than 2,700 entries were received from 122 news organizations. Entries – in 54 regular categories and eleven specialty categories across seven circulation and four broadcast divisions – were judged by journalists in Colorado.  With the merger of the PAPME News Excellence Awards Into the Keystones, this year’s contest featured revised circulation divisions, new and updated categories and the addition of AP Broadcast Awards.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Keystone Media Awards Celebration, scheduled for May 30, was canceled.  We were sorry to miss this opportunity to honor the outstanding efforts of news organizations from across Pennsylvania.  A video of award-winning work will be released on this page in early fall.

*The 2020 Keystone Media Awards certificates, presented in displayable folders, have been mailed to the news organization.  If you would like insertable plaques, you must complete and submit the online plaque order form below.  In recognition of the current crisis and its impact on news companies and journalists, plaques will be provided at no charge, compliments of the PNA Foundation.  Please allow four to six weeks for delivery, as Foundation staff continue to work remotely.

  • Please enter a number from 1 to 25.


Questions? Email the PNA Foundation or phone (717) 703-3003.